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Metropolitan District Reservoirs, totaling 2,000 acres of undeveloped land with trails and walks, are located on Farmington Avenue, west of the Center, and on Albany Avenue, west of Bishops Corner. Spicebush Swamp on Mountain Road is a nature preserve, and Westmoor Park on Flagg Road, provides nature walks and a farm environment with farm animals particularly attractive to children. There are many brooks and several small pocket parks in town, as well as a marked bicycle trail. Several old homes dating to early colonial times are in town, privately owned. The Sarah Whitman Hooker House and the Noah Webster House are public facilities operated by non-profit groups. The Noah Webster Foundation and West Hartford Historical Society are located at the Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street. The Hooker House, a Revolutionary War inn, is located on New Britain Avenue just east of South Main Street.

The Town Council has appointed both a Historic District Commission which placed historic markers at several sites throughout town commemorating West Hartford's long history. The Historic District Commission has established three historic districts in West Hartford under state statute, celebrating their historic and architectural significance: Buena Vista, Boulevard, and West Hill. For more information concerning the town and its ordinances or history, please call the Town Clerk's office at 860-561-7430.